Continuing Education Programs: Well Management - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Continuing Education Programs
Well Management Program

Training calendar updated monthly.

Continuing Education Requirements

Apply to license renewal of individual well contractors and certified representatives of limited well and boring contractors, monitoring well contractors, elevator boring contractors, and well contractors. Monitoring well contractors' registration expire December 31 of each year. All other well contractor license types have licenses that expire January 31 of each year.

The revisions to Minnesota Rules, chapter 4725, became effective on August 4, 2008. Two changes in continuing education requirements for license renewal took effect at that time:

  • The number of continuing education contact hours required annually for certified representatives of limited well/boring contractors and elevator boring contractors is now two contact hours. However, those two contact hours must be from a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)-presented or MDH–sponsored program. Limited well/boring contractors include pump installers, pitless/screen contractors, dewatering well contractors, dug well/drive point contractors, well sealing contractors, vertical heat exchanger contractors.

  • Individual contractors and certified representatives for well contractors and monitoring well contractors must still obtain six contact hours of MDH-approved continuing education annually. Two of the six contact hours must be from a MDH-presented or MDH–sponsored program.

License/Registration Renewal

For license/registration renewal, all certified representatives and individual contractors must have obtained two contact hours of a MDH-presented or MDH-sponsored program in order to renew. Individual contractors and certified representatives for monitoring well contractors and well contractors must also obtain an additional four contact hours of MDH-approved continuing education (for a total of six contact hours).

A contact hour is granted for approved continuing education sessions when the training continues for 50 minutes. Continuing education contact hours cannot be "banked" or saved from previous years for future license or registration renewal. Sign-up sheets are usually used to document and verify attendance.

The continuing education activity must be related to wells and borings, drilling technology, groundwater contamination, health aspects of water quality, groundwater monitoring, geology, hydrology, well construction and sealing, water systems and water treatment, or other subjects approved by the MDH.

For additional information about any of these training opportunities, call the program's contact person. For other information about continuing education, new training opportunities, or to request approval for other continuing education activities not listed here, contact Norm Mofjeld, Well Management Section, at 651-201-4593.

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Training Calendar

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2017: Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

March 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
March 2 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

8:30 a.m.
Hutchinson Event Center
1005 Highway 15
Hutchinson, Minnesota
March 2 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Canterbury Park
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, Minnesota
March 2 4 MN Plumbing Training
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 3 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

8:30 a.m.
Best Western Plus
2101 South Broadway
New Ulm, Minnesota
March 3 6
2 MDH
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
Well Done Drillers School

1602 45th Street North
Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Richard Myhra at 701-237-4131
March 3 4 MN Plumbing Training
Buffalo, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 6 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Coates Plaza Hotel
502 Chestnut Street
Virginia, Minnesota
March 6 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Medical Geology
7 p.m.
Jennifer McGuire, University of St. Thomas
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
March 7 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

7 a.m.
Superior Shores Conference Center
1521 Superior Shores Drive
Two Harbors, Minnesota
March 7 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

7 a.m.
Riverport Inn
900 Bruski Drive
Winona, Minnesota
March 7 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
2017 Continuing Education

Olympia Resort and Hotel
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman or 855-947-9837
March 7-9 5
1 MDH
Minnesota Rural Water Association
33rd Annual Water & Wastewater Technical Conference

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
March 8 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

7:15 a.m.
Courtyards of Andover
13545 Martin Street Northwest
Andover, Minnesota
March 8 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

9 a.m.
Eagles Club
141 East Rose Street
Owatonna, Minnesota
March 8 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
2017 Continuing Education

Holiday Inn, Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman or 855-947-9837
March 8-9 4 South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
29th Annual Environmental and Ground Water Quality Conference

Best Western Ramkota Hotel
920 West Sioux Avenue
Pierre, South Dakota
Contact: Kayla Fawcett at 605-773-3296
March 9 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

9:30 a.m.
Eagles Club
917 15th Avenue Southeast
Rochester, Minnesota
March 9 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn
20800 Kenrick Avenue
Lakeville, Minnesota
March 9 4 MN Plumbing Training
Aitkin, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 9 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association
2017 Continuing Education

Flat Creek Inn and Suites
Hayward, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman or 855-947-9837
March 10 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Austin Country Club
1202 28th Street Northeast
Austin, Minnesota
March 10 4 MN Plumbing Training
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 10 6
2 MDH
Preferred Pump and Equipment
Customer Appreciation Seminars

Best Western Kelly Inn
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Skip Lock at 320-253-8664
March 10-11 4 Michigan Ground Water Association
89th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Acme, Michigan
Contact:MGWA Staff at 855-225-6492
March 14 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

10:30 a.m.
Worthington Comfort Suites and Conference Center
1447 Prairie Drive
Worthington, Minnesota
Contact: Deb Scheidt
March 14-16 4 Bilfinger Water Technologies
2017 Johnson Screens Groundwater and Wells Design Class

The Golden Hotel
800 11th Street
Golden, Colorado
Contact: Tom Hanna at 970-403-3281 or Mike Howell at 800-833-9473
March 15 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Grand Casino Hinckley
777 Lady Luck Drive
Hinckley, Minnesota
Contact: Eloise Thorson
March 15 4 MN Plumbing Training
Hutchinson, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 16 4 First Supply – La Crosse, Wisconsin
2017 First Supply Pump Show

300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Contact: Wyatt Buttke at 608-791-3603
March 17 4 MN Plumbing Training
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 17 4 Illinois Association of Ground Water Professionals (IAPG)
IAPG Continuing Education
Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Mt. Vernon, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Haas at 815-973-3000
March 20 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Strategic Minerals – What are They and Why Should I Care?
7 p.m.
Brian Lentz, Big Rock Exploration, LLC
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
March 21 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

7:00 a.m.
Merit Center
1001 West Erie Road
Marshall, Minnesota
Contact: Jamie Haas at Jamie.haas@gpng.com
March 22 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

7:00 a.m.
American Legion – Brainerd
708 Front Street
Brainerd, Minnesota
Contact: Lisa Mars
March 22 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2017 Well Management SectionSpring Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
March 22-23 4 Minnesota Geothermal Heat Pump Association (MNGHPA)
2017 Annual Conference

Treasure Island Resort and Casino
Welch (Red Wing), Minnesota
Contact: MNGHPA or 888-782-6815
March 23 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

6:30 a.m.
Old No. 1 Bar and Grill
412 Atlantic Avenue
Morris, Minnesota
Contact: Troy Block
March 23 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center
5600 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Contact: Ann Harris
March 23 4 MN Plumbing Training
Marshall, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 23 6
2 MDH
2MDSI
Customer Appreciation Event

Coyote Moon Grille
480 55th Avenue Southeast
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Mark Husnik at 320-251-1362
March 24 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

6:30 a.m.
Spirit Mountain – Skyline Chalet
9500 Spirit Mountain Place
Duluth, Minnesota
Contact: Chris Madden
March 24 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

6:30 a.m.
Fat Daddy’s Bowling Alley
115 30th Avenue East
Alexandria, Minnesota
Contact: Gary Robideaux
March 24 4 MN Plumbing Training
Brandon, South Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 27 4 MN Plumbing Training
Fairmont, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 28 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

8:30 a.m.
Best Western Hotel – Mankato
111 Range Street
Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: Rich Bartlett
March 28 4 MN Plumbing Training
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 28-31 4 Water Quality Association
2017 Water Quality Association Convention and Exposition

Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
Contact: WQA or 630-505-0160
March 28-31 4 Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA)
29th Annual Technical Conference

La Crosse Center
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Contact: WRWA at 715-344-7778
March 29 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

6:30 a.m.
American Legion – Spicer
155 Lake Avenue South
Spicer, Minnesota
Contact: Troy Block or Tami Freetly
March 29 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2017 Well Management Section Spring Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
March 30 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

6:30 a.m.
Henry’s Banquet Center
6774 Highway 25 Northeast
Foley, Minnesota
Contact: Tim Turkowski
March 30 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Prom Center
484 Inwood Avenue North
Oakdale, Minnesota
Contact: Ann Harris
March 30 4 MN Plumbing Training
Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
March 31 6
2 MDH
Pipeline Supply, Inc.
21st Annual Spring Show

Monticello Community Center
Monticello, Minnesota
Contact: Carrie Sundberg at 218-327-3322

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April 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
April 3 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Fossils on the Iron Range
7 p.m.
John Westgaard, Science Museum of Minnesota
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
April 4 2 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

5:30 p.m.
New York Mills City Hall
23 East Centennial Drive
New York Mills, Minnesota
Contact: Jane Snethen
April 6 1 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention Meeting

10 a.m.
American Legion Park Rapids
900 First Street East
Park Rapids, Minnesota
Contact: Esther Simon
April 7 6
2 MDH
St. Hilaire Supply Company
2017 Dealer Meeting and Spring Show

St. Hilaire, Minnesota
Contact: Gary Sorvig at 218-964-5222
April 7 4 MN Plumbing Training
Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 10 4 MN Plumbing Training
Two Harbors, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 11 4 MN Plumbing Training
Forest Lake, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 11-13 Pending School of Natural Resources University of Nebraska-Linclon
52nd Annual Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic

Kansas City/Olathe Hotel and Conference Center
10401 South Ridgeview Road
Olathe, Kansas
Contact: Jacki Loomis or 402-472-7550
April 12 5
1 MDH
Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Elbow Lake, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
April 17 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Glacial Geology of Minnesota
7 p.m.
Andrew Wickert, University of Minnesota
John Westgaard, Science Museum of Minnesota
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
April 17-19 4 Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
78th Annual University of Minnesota Mining Symposium
90th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Section of SME

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Duluth, Minnesota
Contact: SME or 303-948-4200
April 19 4 MN Plumbing Training
Wabasha, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 19 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Elk River, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
April 20 4 MN Plumbing Training
Winona, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 21 4 MN Plumbing Training
Caledonia, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 22 4 Illinois Association of Ground Water Professionals (IAPG)
IAPG Continuing Education

Kishwaukee College Conference Center
Malta, Illinois
Contact: Nicole Haas at 815-973-3000
April 24 4 MN Plumbing Training
Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
April 26 Pending Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA)
MGWA Spring Conference 2017
Topic: To be determined
University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: MGWA Staff

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May 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
May 1 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Boom Times, The Early Days of the Oklahoma Oil Industry

7 p.m.
Steve Erickson
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
May 3 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Spicer, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
May 10-11 Pending Institute on Lake Superior Geology
2017 Annual Meeting

Wawa, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Staff
May 23 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Line Tracing

Bemidji, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792

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June 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
June 13-14 4 Northwest Environmental Training Center
Groundwater Contamination and Remediation: Principles and Practices

Euler Training Center
1660 South Highway 100
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Contact: Robert Harkins at 425-270-3274, ext. 100
June 14 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Wahkon, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792

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July 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
July 12 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Rushford, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
July 18 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Line Tracing

Waconia, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792

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August 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
August 16 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Pipestone, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
August 24-25 4 Northwest Environmental Training Center
New Approaches in Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

Euler Training Center
1660 South Highway 100
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Contact: Robert Harkins at 425-270-3274, ext.100
August 29 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Line Tracing

Rochester, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792

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September 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
September 21-22 Pending National Drilling Association (NDA)
2017 NDA Convention

Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Contact: NDA Staff at 877-632-4748
September 27 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792

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October 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
October 4 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Zumbrota, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
October 17-18 Pending University of Minnesota
Minnesota Water Resources Conference

St. Paul RiverCentre
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: Katherine Hagberg at 612-624-4230

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November 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
November 1 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Glencoe, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
November 2 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Wyoming, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
November 8 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Clarks Grove, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
November 29 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Waite Park, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
November 29 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2017 Well Management Section Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808

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December 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
December 4-7 Pending National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
2017 NGWA Groundwater Summit

Music City Center
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee
Contact: NGWA Staff at 800-898-7791
December 6 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Mountain Iron, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792

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Questions?
Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 09:49AM